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URA realizes low revenue collection in August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) realized less revenue last month with both domestic and international taxes performing poorly. According to Ministry of Finance filings for the month, collections in August were below target by 149 billion shillings. Overall, URA collected 1.4 trillion shillings in August, …

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How URA Customs is positioned to champion AfCFTA Agreement

The African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement: How is URA Customs positioned to champion this agenda? GUEST COLUMN | DICKSONS KATESHUMBWA | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Customs department was central in the negotiations that culminated in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Whereas legally binding effective on 30th …

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Minister encourages use of gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Water and Environment Minister Sam Cheptoris has suggested that the government considers exempting taxes from all gas products and distributes gas cylinders at discounted rates in order to reduce the destruction of forests. Cheptoris says that the initial price of gas cylinders is a …

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Uganda airlines maiden flight to cost UGX 166,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for 28 August with a one-way ticket put at 166,000 shillings from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This means a return ticket goes for an enticing 330,000 shillings, a huge deal from the …

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URA: Compliance, debt collection and fighting fraud yields sh383 bn

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority’s continued focus on compliance management, debt collection, customs enforcement and investigation of fraudulent schemes ensured the tax body saved sh383 billion in collections in 2018/19. Compliance initiatives yielded sh151.18 billion, debt recoveries brought in sh92.45 billion, customs enforcement had sh78.48 billion saved while investigations were …

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Kadaga bitter with URA for taxing Albino lotion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament has expressed her disappointment in Uganda Revenue Authority for continuing to levy taxes on the sunscreen lotion. Sunscreen Lotion helps people living with Albinism against the sun rays that cause cancer. The speaker was speaking on Friday at a thanksgiving ceremony …

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Experts speak out on proposed taxes for financial year 2019/2020

  Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Tax experts have weighed in on the recently introduced taxes aimed at increasing domestic revenue to fund the new budget for FY2019/20. Speaking at a half day post budget tax dialogue organised by the Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), …

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Lukwago starts probe into Kawempe property valuation exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has commenced investigations into the property valuation exercise for Kawempe Division. On Monday, Lukwago held a closed-door meeting with a team from the valuation office and leaders from Kawempe division. Earlier this month, council leaders in Kawempe and residents …

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